Members of the Board of Governors of Senior High Schools (SHS) have been exhorted to let the ” Code of Discipline” document guide when handling disciplinary cases involving students.
Mr Bartholomew K, Ofori, Acting Central Regional Director of Education, gave the advice when he inaugurated a 13-mmber Reconstituted Board of Governors for the Nyakrom Senior High Technical School at Agona Nyakrom.
The Board is under the chairmanship of Right Reverend Dr John K. Buabeng- Odoom, Presiding Bishop of the Winneba Diocese of the Methodist Church..
Mr Ofori aid indiscipline and students unrest in our school had reached high levels, adding that it was not only disturbing, but also threatening the very existence of society”.
He said any recommendation by the Board for dismissal of students involved in unrest, must be referred to the Director-General of Education through the Regional Director for final approval.
The Ag Regional Director said as board members, it was incumbent upon them to help the school to maintain a high level of discipline at all times, to promote effective teaching and learning.
He urged the board members not to wait till problems came before going to the school to help resolve them.
Mr Ofori urged members to be abreast with challenges of the school, and join hands with the authorities to find lasting solutions to them.
The Ag Regional Director charged the board members to ensure that resources allocated to the schools were used judiciously, adding that they must create a congenial atmosphere for effective teaching and learning.
Mrs Kate Annan- Wilberforce, Headmistress of the School, expressed the hope that the new Board would direct and encourage the school management, workers and students, to build discipline and good morality.
She said the school’s vision was to produce God- fearing, honest, selfless and patriotic future leaders for the country.
The Headmistress said the induction of a new school board portrayed the commitment of government to quality education, and high professionals to handle affairs of the State.
Rt. Rev. Dr Buabeng -Odoom on behalf of members of the Board, gave the assurance that the Board would work tirelessly to ensure general discipline of students and high moral upbringing in the school. GNA